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From Uruguay:

My son, 15 years old, developed Type 1 diabetes one year ago. He had a remission for 6 months with normal blood sugar levels. After this, he re-started with insulin to normalize his values. Is it common to have 6 month long remission?


Remission is a very variable phenomenon but 6 months is not unusual. There is some evidence to suggest that if the diagnosis is made quickly and insulin therapy started before the patient deteriorates into ketoacidosis then the honeymoon will be longer.


Original posting 12 Jun 1998
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